Sunday, 8 December 2013
Cielo Tapas Bar & Sky Lounge to Launch at Iconic Dubai Creek
2014 Launch will Celebrate All Things Spanish with Traditional Tapas, Sharing Dishes, Live Music & Sports
Launching in early January 2014, Cielo is a two-floor Spanish-themed tapas bar and sky-lounge at the Dubai Creek Yacht Club overlooking the stunning Creek – with panoramic views across Dubai - featuring authentically innovative food, Bodega-style restaurant, chic roof terrace, live music and sports.
“I have always been inspired and excited about the variety of cuisines and experiences which can be found across Spain and we have developed Cielo Tapas Bar and Sky Lounge to celebrate this – from rural to urban, mainland to coastal,” said Markus Thesleff, Co-Founder of Whissle.
“From the menu, through to music, décor and beverages, we are working with a highly experienced team directly from Spain – to create a concept which is unique and exciting for the residents and visitors of Dubai alike,” continued Thesleff.
Cielo Tapas Bar
Modeled on the traditional rustic Bodega style venues of Madrid and Barcelona, Cielo tapas bar and restaurant on the first floor will feature favourite Spanish dishes, ideal for sharing, and an enviable selection of wines, sangrias and cocktails. Heralding from the celebrated Chiringuito Juan y Andrea in Formentera, Ibiza, Cielo’s head chef brings innovation, passion and authenticity to the menu.
To celebrate the fresh flavours of Spain, a selection of delicious paellas, ideal to share, is on offer including the traditional ‘Paella Marisco’ Seafood Paella and the incredibly delectable ‘Paella de Fideua’ which is a special form of Paella made with angel hair pasta instead of rice.
Main courses include a range of meat, seafood, broths and canelones such as the ‘Bacalao A La Vizcaina Vizcaina style Cod and the most traditional ‘Lubina a la Sal’ Whole baked salt encrusted seabass which anyone who has visited Spain is surely familiar with.
In addition to dining the tapas bar will feature a DJ playing Latin music from funky salsa to soulful samba, live sports, including all La Liga games, as well as live performances from Flamenco dancers.
Cielo Sky Lounge
The sophisticated Cielo Sky Lounge & Terrace – accessible via a VIP elevator - is sure to become the new home of the Dubai Fashionistas and Hipsters. The open air terrace has spectacular views over the iconic Dubai Creek and is reminiscent of the Island of Ibiza with a décor of cool blues and whites. This Ultra-chic Sky Lounge roof Terrace is set to become the most talked about and must-visit party destination in Dubai featuring some of the best DJ’s, ambiance and views to kill for not to mention one of the most fantastic places to enjoy the sunset with views across the Creek and Burj Khalifa.
The Sky Lounge will also serve a selection of Tapas with highlights including: ‘Ceviche de Kingfish a Nuestra Manera’ Cielo-style ceviche with citrus dressing and seaweed, ‘Pulpo e Feria’ Mediterranean octopus, ‘Gambas a la Sal’ sizzling prawns served on a hotplate, and ‘Tostada de Sobrassada de Mallorca’ toasted rustic bread served with Sobrassada, honey and melted cheese.
Once the sun has set and the moon is up the Cielo Sky Lounge will transform into a late-lounge destination with music and performances from international big name celebrity DJs. The ambience will provide a unique destination for Dubai residents to escape the city, enjoy drinks and be transported to the Iberian islands.
Cielo is the latest concept in the Whissle portfolio – the Dubai based full service boutique hospitality company founded by Markus Thesleff and Ramzy Abdul-Majeed, who are the co-founders of the multi-award winning OKKU Luxury Japanese Restaurant, CLAW BBQ, Crabshack & Grill. & Lounge, RIVA on Palm Jumeirah, and Sophie’s Gastro Café.